BARNSTABLE –Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Edward “Ned” Lynch to serve as a judge in the Barnstable District Court.
Lynch currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney in the Barnstable County District Attorney’s office where he is a Superior Court Prosecutor.
He previously served at his own criminal defense law firm after leaving the Barnstable firm Manning and Lynch.
“Ned Lynch is an accomplished attorney with exceptional temperament, intelligence and interpersonal skills,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “He has earned and maintained the respect of his peers, defense attorneys and judges and is an outstanding candidate I am pleased to nominate for the Governor’s Council’s consideration.”
Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council.
Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor.
“I am very pleased that Governor Baker has nominated Assistant District Attorney Edward “Ned” F.X. Lynch as an associate justice of the District Court, said Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe. “Ned has been greatly respected as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor in our community for many years. We will miss him in our office but our legal community will benefit from his experience if he is fortunate enough to be confirmed by the Governors Council.”